Hi, folks. I’m not sure how many people actually end up reading these article introductions, but I wanted to write a quick note about our current circumstances. These are bizarre and trying times in which we find ourselves. Lawrence will look a bit different for the next few months, and KJHK is no exception. But even though we’re not in the studio, the music directors want to ensure that you still have information about the latest and greatest in the music world. We all probably need a little normalcy right now, and we’re going to do our best to keep things running. Without further ado, here are this week’s charts and adds.
Top 5 Charts:
1.) Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Tame Impala’s groundbreaking Currents was a hard album to follow up; this may be, in part, why The Slow Rush arrived a full five years later. Though it is debatable whether this album lives up to its predecessor, The Slow Rush is a dynamic album and a strong return for Tame Impala.
2.) Soccer Mommy – color theory
Soccer Mommy’s sophomore album somehow manages to be both brighter and darker than her debut, Clean. color theory is an exploration in growth, encapsulating the young artist’s rise to indie fame and the struggles that have arisen as a result.
3.) Real Estate – The Main Thing
Real Estate is entering its second decade as a band, which is itself an impressive feat. Their sound on new record The Main Thing is expansive and dynamic; the result is an album which is both fun-filled and mature.
4.) Dan Deacon – Mystic Familiar
Deacon returns to the psychedelic pop sound that he has explored on past records and expands upon it, making this record dreamier and more enigmatic and delivering longer, more patient tracks that rely on a minimalist texture and a realized landscape to capture listeners. Read the rest of music staffer Matt Stratton’s review here.
5.) Mount Sharp – That Shadow
In That Shadow, Mount Sharp crafts a record that is “full of sticky melodies” and aims to “get under your skin.” The songs explore the ideas that sometimes bad people get ahead in life and that we must learn to be kinder to ourselves and others.
Top 30 Charts
The Slow Rush
The Main Thing
I Was Born Swimming
Forward Motion Godyssey
The No. 44
Reflexive // Repeater
Sex Education Original Soundtrack
When We Stay Alive
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats
Anchor Eighty Four
Have We Met
If I Am Only My Thoughts
West Of Eden
Everything Seems Like Yesterday
Fat Tony And Taydex
Whatever It Is
Never Not Together
Car Seat Headrest
“Can’t Cool Me Down” [Single]
Sorry For The Late Reply
It Takes Time
All Or Nothing
Top 3 Adds:
1.) Jordana – Classical Notions of Happiness
Recommended if you like: Hana Vu, Soccer Mommy, Jay Som, Frankie Cosmos
2.) Dogleg – Melee
Recommended if you like: Joyce Manor, Foxing, Oso Oso, Modern Baseball
3.) addy – Eclipse
Recommended if you like: Hovvdy, Lomelda, Stephen Steinbrink, Andy Shauf